Carolie Evans Stewardship Endowment

The Guilford Land Conservation Trust would like to acknowledge those who have contributed to the Carolie Evans Stewardship Endowment.

About the Endowment: Known for her unmatched efforts to protect open space in Guilford, Carolie Evans was honored on October 9, 2010 with a surprise gathering of 100 of her friends, family, and biggest fans as the Guilford Land Conservation Trust (GLCT) launched an endowment fund in her name. To read more about the event, click here. [Read more…]

Yacht club members help maintain Spencer Creek

Volunteers from the trust and Guilford Yacht Club at Spencer's Creek
Volunteers from the trust and Guilford Yacht Club at Spencer's Creek

On May 22, 2010, more than 20 members of the Guilford Yacht Club joined members of the Guilford Land Conservation Trust in clearing invasive trees and plants, brush and vines at the Land Trust’s Spencer Creek Preserve on Three Mile Course. The Guilford Yacht Club has been performing this volunteer work at the Spencer’s Creek Preserve every spring for many years, assisting the Land Trust in its efforts to conserve the natural attributes and improve the accessibility of the site.

Spencer Creek Preserve is a beautiful parcel bordering the West River and Spencer Creek, including an open field, woods, a small pond, stone walls, and extensive wetlands and salt marsh and offering stunning views.

If your organization is interested in adopting a property such as this, please let us know.

Pictures of the work party in action

Guilford Birding Areas

Patrick Comins leads the way
Patrick Comins leads the way

The recent guided tour of Guilford Birding Areas lead by Patrick Comins from Audobon Connection yielded some fabulous bird sightings including Seaside and Saltmarsh Sparrows and Caspian Terns. Helping to protect critical habitat for these special creatures is a core objective of the land trust and we will be organizing similar outings in future walk programs.

Saltmarsh Sparrows and Caspian Terns were some of the birds spotted during the walk
Saltmarsh Sparrows and Caspian Terns were some of the species spotted during the walk

Having Patrick on hand to offer his insight and experience was appreciated by everyone who took part, and even slightly overcast skies could not dampen this interesting event.

The Guilford Birding Areas walk was one of several organized events organized by the trust, details of these events can be found on the calendar page of this web site.

Guilford Land Conservation Trust Buys Property and is Later Reimbursed by State

Photo by Peter Otis
Photo by Peter Otis

This charming view of the “Soundview” area of town will forever be protected due to the Guilford Land Conservation Trust’s foresight to buy the property for a future purchase by the DEP.

The quotation was taken from an article by Linda Abrahamsson that appeared in the Guilford Courier, published by Shore Publishing on May 13, 2010.

In 2009 the land trust purchased the 45-acre property known as Soundview as a way of ensuring its interim protection until the Connecticut Department of Environment was able secure federal grant funding. To read the full story, click here.